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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MICHMASH (PLACE) [Heb mikmāś (מִכְמָשׂ); mikmās (מִכְמָס)]. An OT town located near the boundary between the tribes of Benjamin and Ephraim. The first Heb spelling is found mainly in preexilic narratives: 1 Sam 13:2, 5, 12, 16, 23; 14:5, 31; Isa 10:28; and Neh 11:31, while the second spelling is only
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Michmash, Michmas. Town in southern Mt Ephraim near the edge of the wilderness which descends eastward toward the Jordan Valley. Though it must have been an Israelite settlement in the territory of Benjamin, it is absent from the list of Benjamite towns (Jos 18:21–28). The ancient name is preserved in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MICHMASH* Town in southern Mt Ephraim near the edge of the wilderness that descends eastward toward the Jordan Valley. Though it must have been an Israelite settlement in the territory of Benjamin, it is absent from the list of Benjamite towns (Jos 18:21–28). The ancient name is preserved in that of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MICHMASH, MICHMAS. A town of Benjamin near Geba (q.v.), seven miles N of Jerusalem, where the Lord saved Israel in battle with the Philistines (cf. 1 Sam 14:23). At first 2,000 men were with Saul in Michmash and 1,000 with his son Jonathan in Gibeah (1 Sam 13:2). The Philistine army then came in force
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MICHMASH, MICHMAS. A city of Benjamin E of Bethel and 12 km N of Jerusalem, 600 m above sea-level, on the pass from Bethel to Jericho. In Geba, just S of this pass, Jonathan made a successful foray against the Philistine garrison (1 Sa. 13:3), whereupon the Philistines gathered a large well-equipped
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Michmash [mĭkˊmăsh] (Heb. miḵmās, miḵmāś, miḵmāš, miḵmaš). A Benjaminite city in the hill country of Bethel, overlooking the pass leading to the Jordan valley. It is identified with modern Mukhmâs, ca. 12 km. (7.5 mi.) northeast of Jerusalem and 17.4 km. (11 mi.) west of Jericho
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
MICHMASH; MICHMAS A town in the territory of Benjamin, in the region of Beth-El, north of Jerusalem, on the border of the desert. It was apparently founded during the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites. Saul assembled part of his men there (1 Sam. 13:2). It was also on the Assyrian army’s route to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MICHMASH A town located between the tribal territories of Benjamin and Ephraim, approximately ten miles north of Jerusalem (1 Sam 13:2; Isa 10:28; Ezra 2:27; Neh 7:31, 11:31; 1 Macc 9:73); probably either modern Mukhmas or Khirbet el-Hara el-Fawqa. The town figured in Saul’s conflicts with the Philistines
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Michmash—something hidden, a town of Benjamin (Ezra 2:27), east of Bethel and south of Migron, on the road to Jerusalem (Isa. 10:28). It lay on the line of march of an invading army from the north, on the north side of the steep and precipitous Wady es-Suweinit (“valley of the little thorn-tree” or “the